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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:55 pm 
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Wel here's the evening I thought would never come - first light for the mini-WASP at the New Forest Observatory. I started to Polar Align and then gave up and went straight onto a bit of imaging - the stars were too nice. One camera worked fine, the other camera seemed to have a problem with the cooling circuitry and is now on its way back to SX. Never mind, one imaging camera and one guide camera are all I need. The guiding was to within half a pixel all night using the parameters straight out of the box - says something about the Paramount!! This first light test shot has had no processing apart from a little brightening up so you can see all the hot pixels, the Polar rotation and the dust bunnies - but it is a 2,000 second sub using the M26C camera and so it shows the potential of the array when both M26Cs are running (and ultimately when all 4 are running!!!). Long time coming - over 4 years since I first talked about this - but finally got there :D

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2000 seconds! That's... over half an hour "out of the box"? :eek: Hate to think of the output you'd get with a little fine tuning and additional sensors...

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Hopefully I'll be able to show you by the end of the month if I get enough clear skies to be able to properly polar align the mini-WASP array.
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